Benjamin Zephaniah, star of the critically acclaimed BBC series, 'Peaky Blinders', has been using Imperative Audio's Portable Vocal Booth for a number of exciting projects, and he's more than happy with the results.
"Everyone thinks I went into some expensive studio"
"Within the first 3 weeks of having my PVB, I had narrated 3 documentaries, voiced 4 TV adverts, and recorded 4 tracks for my next album. I'm really pleased with it, and everyone thinks I went into some expensive studio.
I've been dropping some wicked vocals on my music since getting my PVB. All the voice overs that I do sound top notch, and I'm being paid accordingly. So, not only has the PVB proved to be a great investment, it's also given me confidence in the quality of work I can produce at home."
Here at Studiospares we think it's fantastic that such talented professionals like Benjamin are now using the PVB, and are enjoying the benefits that one of the best vocal booths on the market has to offer.
Dr Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah is a dedicated poet, actor, lyricist, musician, and writer, most commonly known for his role as Jeremiah Jesus in the critically acclaimed BBC series 'Peaky Blinders'.
A lot of his musical recordings are Reggae and Dub Poetry, with work that defies categorisation. He made it his mission to take poetry everywhere, successfully popularising it for an audience that didn't read books. Benjamin's poetry is diverse and he writes for both adults and children, covering a wide range of topics. Due to the accessibility of his work, he has become an inspiration for young writers everywhere.
Although not one for awards, Benjamin boasts an incredible collection of accolades for his work and achievements. He has been recognised for poetry books and audio recordings, non-fiction, young adult novels, children's books, short story picture books, plays, film and radio acting roles, radio presenter and subject, and television presenter and subject.
Portable Vocal Booth by Imperative Audio
As Benjamin has discovered, the PVB provides the best possible environment for recording vocals, one that is expertly acoustically treated, spacious and comfortable. You could have it all, plus portability!
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The Portable Vocal Booth (PVB) is the ultimate home and studio recording solution for musicians and voiceover artists. The PVB is as close as you can get to a truly portable microphone-friendly vocal/voice recording environment without building a perfect acoustically treated environment in your home or studio.
The PVB solves most of the problems that we encounter trying to record vocals in an untreated room. This is thanks to its cylindrical design which helps to eliminate offensive reflections and standing waves found in acoustic solutions with corners, which in turn gives you a clean, balanced, and unaffected recording result.
Creating the right environment for you and your microphone is paramount for achieving great sound and performance. Space, comfort, versatility, and acoustics are all key elements for any vocal or instrument booth.
Neil Rogers reviewed the PVB in Sound On Sound recently saying that "the sound of the recording captured in the booth was excellent, with a nice dry sound that was achievable without the artist having to get unnaturally close to the mic. This is a testament to the PVB design as performance and consistency were key goals for the Imperative Audio team."
He continues with "I recorded a number of singers in the booth and achieved excellent results on every occasion" and summarised that "it’s easily the best-sounding product I’ve tried in the field, and you can definitely make commercial-quality recordings…"